Fear and Confidence. What?

Yesterday I saw a sign that read “if your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.”

That’s one of the best quotes I’ve seen in awhile. Going after our dream can scare the heck out of us. And I’ve learned it firsthand.

I left a 22-year well paying corporate job with great benefits and abundant vacation to go after my dream. It was allot like taking a swan dive into the abyss, wondering if I would hit bottom.

I knew I couldn’t go back. But I knew if I stayed, I would always wonder “what if?”

Has it been scary? You betcha.

But what a learning and growth experience it’s been.

Because the truth is that when we face our fears, at actually builds confidence.

The fact that we’ve survived something that was very scary makes us think “wow, I made it through!”

Then you can enjoy that sense of pride; knowing that you did it!

So, instead of saying “don’t be afraid”, I would say “experience your fear”. Live it, feel it, and know that you will survive: For the better.

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